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Road work with interstate closure postponed because of snow forecast

Jan 05, 2024 12:49 am

The Daily Freeman reports one of the first closures for the snowstorm forecast this weekend. The prediction of “several inches of snow” from Saturday night into Sunday has the New York State Thruway Authority postponing roadwork this weekend that would have closed the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway between New Paltz and Newburgh. Thruway Authority officials said, “With several inches of snow expected to fall Saturday night into Sunday, the Thruway Authority has decided to postpone this work for the safety of all involved — our motorists, our employees and the crews involved in the removal of the overpass — and to allow our maintenance forces to focus their efforts on clearing and treating the highway.... The overpass removal will be rescheduled as soon as the weather allows. While this work won’t be happening this weekend, many motorists will be experiencing their first snowfall of the season and should exercise caution on the roads — remember to drive slowly and don’t crowd the plow.” A section of the Thruway would have been closed to traffic for at least 12 hours before the snowfall prediction came. The storm would be the first major snow storm of the winter in the Hudson Valley, with up to a foot of snow forecast in some areas. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.